Experts tell UK government to launch 'Work Out to Help Out' campaign
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
énergie group
£27,000 - £30,000pa OTE £30k-£33k
Bow, London
University of Bath
£19,209 - £20,092 + 10% shift allowance + benefits
Bath
Leisure Focus
£22,000 - £27,000pa + pension + benefits
Windsor or Maidenhead, Berkshire
Aston University
Competitive Salary
Aston, Birmingham
Coach Gyms
Self Employed
Leeds, Yorkshire

Experts tell UK government to launch 'Work Out to Help Out' campaign

A cross-party DCMS Committee has called on the government to launch a “Work Out to Help Out” campaign
The recommendation was one of many made in the DCMS Committee’s Sport in our Communities report
The call was made just over six months after HCM Editor, Liz Terry MBE, launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for such a scheme
The report warns of the yet unknown impact of the third lockdown on people’s fitness
Job opportunities
Halo Leisure
£49,298.88pa + pension+ benefits
location: Leominister / hybrid working, United Kingdom
University of Liverpool
£17,901 - £18,530 pa + shift allowance
location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
University of Bath
£19,209 - £20,092 + 10% shift allowance + benefits
location: Bath, United Kingdom
more jobs

A cross-party DCMS Committee in the UK has called on the government to launch a Work Out to Help Out campaign to incentivise people to get involved in organised sport and physical activity.

The recommendation was one of a number made in a cross-party DCMS Committee report Sport in our Communities, published this week.

The committee calls on the government to launch a sports equivalent to the Five-a-day campaign before the end of the year, to educate children on the 60 minutes of activity per day recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.

It warns of the yet unknown impact of the third lockdown on people’s fitness and urges the Government and Sport England to pre-empt consequences with a Work Out to Help Out campaign.

The call was made just over six months after HCM editor, Liz Terry MBE, launched a Parliamentary Petition calling for such a scheme. The petition attracted more than 230,000 signatures and was debated in Parliament on 22 March 2021.

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said: “This last 18 months has left the already perilous finances of grassroots sport in tatters.

“Community sports clubs nurture Olympic medallists and bring joy to people young and old, we cannot let them go to the wall. That is why delays to support schemes such as the Community Ownership Fund are so disappointing and unhelpful.

“Today we’ve made recommendations to the Government on how to better protect the spaces we exercise in and put grassroots sport and activity on a more sustainable financial footing.

“The Government must also play its part in getting people active again following the pandemic or risk consequences for public health in the future.”

Knight said the committee was concerned by the latest data from Sport England, which showed that 100,000 fewer children met the recommended level of activity in 2020 than in 2019.

To access and read the full DCMS Committee report, click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
A cross-party DCMS Committee in the UK has called on the government to launch a Work Out to Help Out campaign to incentivise people to get involved in organised sport and physical activity.
SAR,PAC,PLY,WAT,SWM,HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,PUB
2021/THUMB348232_276128_989017.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,659
19 May 2022
Ness, a US startup that is developing a range of wellness-driven credit cards, has launched its first product, the Ness Rewards app, with longer-term plans ... More
19 May 2022
Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new initiative called F45 After, which offers US military personnel exclusive ... More
19 May 2022
Scruffy Dog Creative Group and Simtec Systems have partnered to launch a new immersive trackless dark ride featuring the popular Mattel IP, Fisher-Price. The ride's ... More
18 May 2022
Hyatt is piloting private gyms in five of its US hotels as part of its Stay Fit Private Fitness programme. The exercise spaces are located ... More
17 May 2022
A young girl has died following an incident at the David Lloyd gym at Capability Green, Luton. According to the BBC, police were called to ... More
17 May 2022
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will ... More
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The ... More
13 May 2022
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a ... More
11 May 2022
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle. Tegelaars founded the Cannons Group in ... More
11 May 2022
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market ... More
10 May 2022
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity ... More
10 May 2022
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
10 May 2022
A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has ... More
09 May 2022
How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness attitudes of 'energy sobriety' to reduce CO2 emissions? These are ... More
06 May 2022
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels. Diabetes not only ... More
1 - 15 of 43,659
Les Mills International
Les Mills International